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2014 Perth Law Careers Fair

@Convention Centre / 1:00pm / 29 April 2014
Not sure what you want to do post graduation? Need some career guidance? Or just want to find out the options available to you with your law degree?
Don’t miss out on the long awaited Perth Law Careers Fair, presented by the law student societies of WA! The Fair will be held at the Riverview Rooms at the Perth Convention Centre, from 12.30pm to 2.45pm on Tuesday 29 April 2014.
UWA students: The Convention Centre is an easy 6 minute bus ride from the bus stop at UWA (950 route).

Pier Street has cheap $2 per hour parking for those of you who would prefer to drive

This year, the fair will include a wide variety of over 20 firms and organisations, including the State Solicitor’s Office, the State Department of Child Protection and the Ombudsman.
Thank you also to the major sponsors of the event:
- Allen & Overy
- ANU Legal Workshop
- Allens
- College of Law
- DLA Piper
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Minter Ellison
- Norton Rose Fulbright
- Squire Sanders
- Solomon Brothers

Clerkship Seminar – King & Wood Mallesons CV Writing

@Law Lecture Theatre / 1:00pm / 29 July 2014

Clerkship Seminar – Squire Patton Boggs Cover Letter Writing

@Social Sciences Lecure Room 1 / 1:00pm / 31 July 2014

Clerkship Seminar – Ashurst Memo Writing

@Economics & Commerce Conference Room / 1:00pm / 4 August 2014

Clerkship Seminar – Herbert Smith Freehills Interview Techniques

@Law Lecture Theatre / 1:00pm / 6 August 2014

Career Opportunities

Learn and apply legal practice in a social justice setting.

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The Employment Law Centre of WA (Inc) (ELC) is a not for profit community legal centre which provides legal advice to vulnerable Western Australians in relation to employment law issues.

ELC is looking for university students with a commitment to social justice to assist with its evening legal service (ELS), community legal education and social impact research.

Volunteering to assist with the ELS involves:
- a weekly commitment from 5.30pm to 8.30pm every Tuesday;
- assisting pro bono solicitors with client appointments;
- doing research and drafting materials in relation to a wide range of employment law issues; and
- assisting ELC solicitors, staff and volunteers as required.

Volunteering to assist with the community legal education involves:
- a weekly commitment for a minimum 4 hour shift (refer to the shifts available below);
- doing research, drafting materials and potentially presenting education sessions in relation to a wide range of employment law issues; and assisting ELC solicitors, staff and volunteers as required.

Volunteering to assist with social impact research involves:
- a weekly commitment for a minimum 4 hour shift (refer to the shifts
available below);
-conducting client surveys and collating information on the impact ELC’s assistance has had on people’s lives and employment matters.

7 volunteer positions are available.

2 positions for ELS on Tuesday evenings, 5.30pm to 8.30pm; and
5 positions for the 4 hour day shift including:
-Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm;

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume and your academic transcript to the Manager at administration@elcwa.org.au.

In your cover letter you should indicate which program you would like to volunteer for. You must demonstrate (by providing specific examples) how you excel in the following areas:

-written and verbal communication skills (including being able to effectively
communicate with solicitors, vulnerable clients and other staff/volunteers);
-sound judgment and ability to work under pressure;
-ability to multitask and complete quality work within tight timeframes;
-attention to detail;
-computer skills (including quick word processing skills); and
-research skills.

Applications are due by 5pm on Monday 30 June 2014

Develop and refine your legal skills with this opportunity

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CD Lawyers – a law firm in Clarkson, are seeking law students who are interested in 1 or 2 days of unpaid work experience.

The role would include assisting the lawyers on cases – performing research, disclosure and administrative tasks. This is a great opportunity for a new student to get some experience before applying for clerkships or for a graduating student to polish their skills before entering the workforce.

If interested, contact Ben Dickens at info@cdlawyers.com.au

Interested in International arbitration?

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A number of barristers at Francis Burt including Kanaga Dharmananda SC, Michael Feutrill, Joseph Garas and Rob French, would be interested to hear from students who have either completed International Commercial Arbitration or are interested in completing that unit in their final years at University who wish to undertake some practical work experience.

Students who are interested in this position should email their CV to Frida Barbas

(fbarbas@francisburt.com.au) by no later than 4 July.

The terms upon which work will be undertaken will be the subject of discussion at interviews scheduled for interested candidates.

Job opportunity at a boutique firm

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Leaker Partners is looking for a 5th or 6th year law student to work as a paralegal one day a week.

Leaker Partners is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm in West Perth. Its clients are mining and mining service companies, agricultural businesses, property developers, professional service providers, technology companies, distribution and marketing groups and other businesses.

Apply: send your resume to the Principal Solicitor Mark Leaker, markl@leakerpartners.com.au

Interested in international law? This is for you

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The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2015 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.

2015 marks the ninth year that the Nygh Internship will be awarded. Each year, the internship provides a graduate or post graduate student with the rare opportunity to travel to The Hague in the Netherlands and work in the area of Private International Law.

Successful applicants receive a contribution towards their living expenses for the duration of the internship. Applications for the 2015 Nygh Internship close on 30 September 2014. Prospective applicants should visit the AIIA’s website at www.internationalaffairs.org.au or email Tsjatsja Westerveld at Tsjatsja.Westerveld@allens.com.au.

The NSW Law Reform Commission is looking for penultimate students

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It’s internship time and here’s a great opportunity for penultimate students with the NSW Law Reform Commission.

The NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) is taking applications for legal internships during the 2014-15 summer university vacation.

An internship at the LRC provides an opportunity to work closely with the Commissioners and law reform staff and contribute directly to the development of proposals for law reform. Depending on the reference this could mean undertaking research, contributing to drafting consultation documents, assisting with consultation processes, or helping draft reports. The LRC credits the contribution of interns in its published papers.

If this sounds interesting to you further information, including the time periods for the internship and application guidelines, can be found in the pamphlet below.

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Careers Handbook